When Formatting a tape for the first time, or Reformatting one, you will be asked to create a Tape Label. It is important that you do not enter special characters (e.g. ~, #, $, \, /, *, etc) when creating this label. myLTO will automatically detect these characters and prevent their use.

These characters are also not supported in file names or extensions. When writing to tape, we utilize URL encoding to escape illegal characters. When retrieving from tape, we undo the applied URL encoding so the retrieved file paths match the paths from when they were written to tape.